Bruegel's plowman and the fall of art historians

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Bruegel's Landscape with the Fall of Icarus is one of the most interpreted paintings in art history, but so far each of its numerous readings failed in the basic phases of any attempt to delve into its intrinsic meanings. The article points at these problems and suggests a new reading based on a sound pre-iconographic understanding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-234
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2014


  • Bruegel
  • Daedalus
  • Icarus
  • Iconography
  • Landscape

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Religious studies


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